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Tribes call for pause to mining permits in transboundary river watersheds

 

September 2, 2021



Sometimes a pause in the hustle is necessary.

Our transboundary watersheds, the Taku, Stikine and Unuk rivers that flow from Northwest British Columbia into Southeast Alaska, face an onslaught of too many industrial mining projects proposed for locations too close together to each other in far too sensitive areas.

Those projects, and the way they are being approved without the consent or input of many of those who could be impacted, including tribes and Southeast Alaskans, give many reasons for a pause in business as usual.

After the infamous Mount Polley disaster of 2014, the British Colum...



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